Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/12/congresss-work-prevent-war-iran-has-only-just-begun
We have ALWAYS been at war with west Asia! Ask a pundit?
You’ve more than just petroleum, pistacios, pomegranates & Papaver bracteatum prompting putrid “press” prevarication?
Watch Matt get kicked off Twitter, like Yasha? Sow discourse.
“Congress listen” ?
Congress always listens to the military industrial media infotainment complex (MIMIC) that has owned enough congresscritters to successfully wage endless wars that provide their endless taxpayer funded revenue stream for the past three decades.
In Congress “off budget military funding” with no discussion has been the 21st century norm, concurrent with serial admonition that funding “domestic programs” is busting the budget.
The “only” thing that might convince Congress to listen, is a 2x4 upside the head.
As long as members of Congress have investments in war-profiteering corporations and are allowed to be lobbied by them, the endless wars will continue, because War Is A Racket (Major-General Smedley D. butler, 1935).
Excellent article by Kate Kizer!
If Congress cannot repeal the illegitimate AUMF, it will corroborate the observation that Congress is owned by the MIMIC completely.